Iqbal Day Holiday on 9th November, 2016?

The Interior Ministry of Pakistan has not issued any notification regarding holiday on Iqbal Day (9th November, 2016). The news hype over the social media and shared on some of the websites declaring it as holiday are totally wrong and misleading.

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The alleged news was shared on social media showing an unreadable notification and an statement in Urdu that the Government has restored Iqbal Day holiday.

Read More: KPK Government announces a public holiday on November 9, 2016

The unreadable notification shown over social media seems to be an old one (of 2015) which read as:

“Public Holiday earlier declared for 9th November, 2015 vide Ministry of Interior circular number 2/4/2014-Public dated 2nd January, 2015 is hereby cancelled ab initio.”

That notification clearly speaks the cancellation of holiday awarded from 2015. Therefore, unless a clear cut notification of Interior Ministry, there is no holiday on Iqbal Day.

Update (11am, 8th November, 2016):

All Private Pubic Schools will remain close on account of Iqbal Day. However, there has been no notification of government regarding closure of schools on Iqbal Day.

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Dunya news reported that there his summary or proposal for Iqbal Day Holiday (9th Nov, 2016)

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However, Express News reported today that there is general public holiday on Iqbal Day (9th Nov, 2016).

In the light of above controversy, it is reported that there is NO official holiday announced by Federal Government of Pakistan. However, there will be general holiday in KPK and Sindh on Iqbal Day 2016.

15 Comments


  1. How can we forget the struggle of Iqbal, holiday mean that you remember and own the struggle of Iqbal otherwise we feel that we are forgetting their work and omit 9th Nov from our mind.

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    1. You are right, Dr Nadeem. We have to keep our minds enlighten with the work marvelous Iqbal has done and this day should be celebrated with zeal. Thanks.

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    2. How holiday can help you to remember Allama Iqbal, it useless to remember him unless we remember his vision.
      On the other hand there are too much holidays in our country that disturb our growth. Our growth is already suffering because of corruption,terrorism and favored policies. If anyone want to remember him he should not only remember him but also adopt in his own life. We can’t expect a change unless we change ourselves.
      Thanks brother

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  2. No nation can afford to forget his heroes how can we so our childerns in school forget iqbal day never only nawaz want such so plz Govt should reievw its decesion

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  3. Govt should review its decesion

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  4. 9 nov ki chuti ka elan hona chaye

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  5. This is really shameful for us that we are going to forget of national heroes and Mohsin.

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  6. ye huqmaran pakistan ki hakumat ke ohdon per zaror faiz hain lekin in ko ye nhe maloom k hamara sahi kaam kiya hay ye sirf ek dosre say jung kar rahe hain hain aur har koi apni bari ka intzaar kar raha hy aaj tak shayd in logon ko pakistan ka matlab tak samjh m nhe aya
    in logon ka haal bhi un logon m hay k aam khane hain perh jis ne bhi lagaya ho ya in ki tadad kiya hy is say hamko koi lena dena nhe

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  7. Iqbal day holiday is the memory of his success

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  8. Government should review it’s decision .. Allama Iqbal is Our great hero . Allah bless his soul . Amen

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  9. sirf ek dusre say jung karne ko choro bs mulq or kom ka na tho koi khiyal hai na fikar

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  10. honorable court must be observed about 9 november public holiday

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  11. GOVERNMENT SHOULD REVIEW ITS DECISION..ALLAMA IQBAL IS OUR GREAT HERO. MAY ALLAH BLESS HIS SOUL.AMIN

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